My god, if had only known HOW good homemade applesauce is and how easy it is to make, I would have never, ever bought one single jar of that mealy crap that I thought was applesauce.
I wish I had some pictures of the cute apple man at the Farmers' Market; I was not thinking ahead for sure.
He was so nice and friendly and helpful that I wish I'd chatted him up more.
After tasting his delectable, delicious, delightful, and amazing apples, I want to know him better.
Bat Creek Farm in Bertram, TX is where they hail from.
I swear I thought we had to drriiiiive out to BF, Egypt to get apples here in TX, but Bertram is just right around the proverbial corner.
These were Gala apples and I'm being honest when I tell you that I let them sit on the counter waaaay too long.
And I piled them up together which is supposedly a no-no.
I hate it when I do that...
buy something wonderful and then get bogged down with crap and let the stuff just sit there haunting me and mocking me.
The apples were definitely haunting me.
Getting smaller and browner by the day.
Until I finally cooked those puppies up and OH MAH GAWD!!!
I am not kidding you when I say that the whole house smelled like apples and sugar and a Beatrix Potter story!
If that is what they taste like after 10 days (ahem) I can only image the taste when freshy fresh fresh.
I'm going to the Saturday market to get more.
A LOT more.
(You're not going to believe how easy this is.)
Peel and core a bunch of apples.
Put them in a sturdy pot with a little bit of water or apple juice.
Cook them on low until they're all soft and squishy.
Put them in a Cuisinart or blender and spin until they're a consistency that you like.
That's it, hos.
You could add sugar or cinnamon, but we did not and you definitely do not have to.
We ate it warm out of the pot.
Holy crap, it was soooo good.
I mean really, really good.
Try it! I swear it is the easiest thing ever!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.